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May 25th 2013
Published: May 25th 2013EDIT THIS ENTRY

May 25, 2013 (Jianyang, Chengdu) We held a blindness prevention screening clinic at a community health center in Jianyang. These county level health centers are an important node in the battle against cataract blindness, and of the screenings we did, 40-50% of eyes had advanced cataracts, and we some some patients who had had cataract surgery with very poor results. The need was reinforced again this trip. The clinics went smoothly and the team got a glimpse, but a reasonable sense for the burden of disease, an insight into the delivery system and a first hand experience with the challenges of the infrastructure.

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We each paired up with a junior faculty from the SPPH Department of Ophthalmology for translation and for some teaching opportunities.

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